John Dickie is Reader in Italian Studies at University College London and has written articles and books on many aspects of Italian history. In 2005 he was awarded the title Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella di Solidarieta' Italiana.
Acclaim for COSA NOSTRA: 'I couldn't put it down.' -- John Guy, The Sunday Times 'Monumental and gripping' -- Andrew Marr 'A serious contribution to modern Italian history...it can safely be predicted that Dickie's book will be a sensation, not least because it has a dozen potential movies in it.' -- Clive James, Times Literary Supplement 'Vibrant, muscular and highly readable' -- Clare Longrigg, Guardian 'Riveting' -- Sunday Telegraph